Friday, November 14, 2008

Aloha Friday #2

Yay, it's time for Aloha Friday again! To participate, head over to An Island Life, and follow the instructions!

This week's question:

What is something cute or funny a child in your life has said recently?

Just yesterday, my kids were playing "school" together. I was cleaning up the kitchen in preparation for making Rice Krispie treats. Sky noticed I was getting the ingredients out, so he ran to Sara and said, very seriously, "Teacher, I promised my mom I would finish making Rice Krispies with her. I need a day off today." I was cracking up in the kitchen! Guess what the "teacher" said?! "O.K." Can you tell my kids are homeschooled?!!

On a more serious note... I guess I'm thinking about my kids a lot today and am reminded once again how precious every day with them is. I found out today that a dear friend of mine lost her little baby boy about a month ago. His name was Lucas and he was about 18 months old when he went to be with Jesus. He was born with Charge Syndrome (you'll have to Google that) and had many complications, issues and pain throughout his short little life. I hadn't checked MK's blog lately, so I was not aware that Lucas had passed away. I spent some time reading her blog and just cried and cried. I felt guilty for not knowing before now. There was one particular poem she posted that I want everyone to read. It's heart wrenching, but beautiful. It's called "If I Knew." Please read it - you'll be glad you did...


TheAngelForever said...

Last week when I had to call a plumber for a leak under our sink my five year old asked if we were going to call Joe the Plumber. I suppose that means my little sponge is listening to everything - even the news! I blogged about this and something else he said on Saturday for my Dear Kids Saturday entry.

Jennifer said...

Sean not old enough yet. I will post some when he does:)

Have a great weekend

sues2u2 said...

I'm so sorry for your friend's loss. I've done something similar (ran into old neighbors one month & two months later ran into them again. Child died of respiratory infection that should have been treated.)

I "found" this written on my kid's bathroom wall. "nik and hanae did this". Nik is 11 1/2 & would die before he'd do that & Hanae is 6 1/2 & totally shocked me that she'd do it! Glad I found it @ night though so that I could giggle before I had to "bust" her!

Tara said...

aww I love your post.. very sweet. I know what you mean.. lately I have been thinking about my family and thinking how much a part of me they are.. My son.. lol a couple of days ago..comes into the kitchen.. doing something naughty I forget what.. anyhow I was telling him to "stop" and he comes over puts his hand on my arm and says "Mom you just seem so tense" ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I started laughing.. He is 4 years old LOL

Kerry Shealy said...

Franklin (5) told me last night, "Mom, I need to take Karate lessons. If I'm going to be a ninja when I grow up I HAVE to learn Karate. AND, I'll have to learn how to jump, flip and kick." He was very serious...I was very tickled!

geisme said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's loss. Don't beat yourself up with guilt though. In this busy day & age, sometimes some things just slip through the cracks.
Today we went to "mecca" - IKEA for those not in the know. My hubby's 1st time & he wasn't impressed. (I guess that's a good thing)-look for blog post. Sorry I digressed.
Rae started complaining her ear hurt as we sat down to eat. Daddy asked her if she wanted him to pray. She said yes, but before he could walk around the table to do this we hear Em say, "In Jesus name, Amen." Then when Bill started to pray for Rae, Em said "I already prayed for Rach." This is what she has started calling her sister. Ahhh, why can't they be that sweet all the time.???

geisme said...

Oh, Peggy. I don't even know your friend & sat here & wept at their blog about precious little Lucas. We wonder why things like this happen & then all we can do is stand firm in our faith of Jesus Christ; knowing that some day we'll see those precious miracles again.
Hugs to you, -Gail